Tour Educator

Apollo Theater

Organization Description: 
About the Apollo
A mission-based non-profit organization, the Apollo Theater is a commissioner and presenter; catalyst for new artists, audiences, and creative workforce; and partner in the projection of the African American narrative and its role in the development of American and global culture.
The Apollo Theater envisions a new American canon centered on contributions to the performing arts by artists of the African diaspora, in America and beyond. Institutional artistic vision and its performance programs uplift the voices of Black and African American diaspora performers, honoring the legacy and advancing the path.
The Apollo Theater presents forward-looking, contemporary work, while building on our legacy and history. Music is at its core, driving dance, theater and performance art events that are large and small-scale.

About Apollo Education
The Apollo’s Education Department engages audiences of all ages through a variety of programs and events. These include workshops and residencies, tours, seminars, and synchronous and asynchronous virtual learning for K-12 and adult audiences; career exploration and youth development through the Apollo Theater Academy; and events dedicated to deepening the understanding of the arts and cultural contributions of peoples of the African diaspora.

Position Description:
Tour Educators needed to conduct Apollo School Tours Apollo School Tours highlight the legendary history and relationship between the Apollo Theater, Harlem, and African American culture. All tours are thematic, inquiry based, interactive, use media and connect to national, state, and local arts and academic standards. 

Job Requirements & Responsibilities:
– Lead 60-minute (average) Educational Themed Tours for grades K – 12 school groups
– Must be able to retain and communicate historical information accurately and engagingly.
– Be a quick and creative thinker and be able to adapt content and materials to the needs of student group. Utilize age-appropriate strategies to engage guests.
– Enthusiasm, flexibility and the ability to work collaboratively in a team-orientated environment.
– Able to work independently to deliver programs and content.
– Submit required written materials pertaining to tours, such as; reflections, evaluations, program assessments and all other administrative requirements associated with conducting tours.
– Prepare program supplies and materials for scheduled tours.

Candidate Qualifications:
– A Bachelor’s degree in Education, History, or the Arts is required. Qualified applicants should enjoy working with the public and have prior experience leading programs for school groups in a classroom or cultural institution.  
– Must be able to work with students from diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.  
– Strong knowledge of education theories including inquiry and object-based learning. Additionally, being able to teach with primary and secondary source artifacts, photos, and media.  
– Candidates must have a demonstrated interest in performing and visual arts and 20th century U.S. and NYC history.  
– Must have strong problem-solving skills to be able to think quickly on their feet and to balance the needs of both the visitors and the institution.  
– Familiarity with the New York City Department of Education. 
– Excellent communication and writing skills.  
– Must have strong interpersonal and organizational skills.  
– Essential to be flexible in order to work when scheduled. 
– Proficiency in the use of computers, interactive media and other relevant software.

Position Type:
On Call

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